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[Watch] John 5 talks to GuitarGuitar

John 5 GuitarGuitar interview

From GuitarGuitar:

We were recently lucky enough to spend a little time backstage in Rob Zombie’s dressing room with the Legendary John 5 ahead of their performance at the O2 Academy.

As we sat and chatted, we covered a lot of topics ranging from memorable festival experiences to the power of the telecaster, Glasgow’s International cuisine and why you must absolutely always play guitar no matter what! John was very easy company and a fantastic man to talk to: his experience in the industry has given him a wealth of experience and he was happy to share!”


John 5: Wired and Inspired with Premier Guitar

John 5 Premier Guitar

John 5 Premier Guitar

On May 15th John 5 will be the featured cover star of Premier Guitar magazine. Before that he took part in the magazine’s Wired and Inspired feature.

From Premier Guitar:

John 5 uses his solo albums to showcase his mastery of diverse styles, although his standout non-metal style is country. He’s as comfortable fingerpicking, mimicking a banjo, and executing complex chord/melody arrangements as he is doing sliding arpeggios, sweep picking, and 7-finger tapping. That versatility has served him well. In addition to metal, his curriculum vitae includes recordings and tours with such diverse artists as k.d. lang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, and Meat Loaf.

We spoke with John 5 about his roots, practice techniques, learning disparate styles of music, using less distortion to get heavier tones, and how he created some of the crazier sounds on Season of the Witch. As you’ll see reading this interview, John 5’s excitement is contagious. He’s an amazing guitarist, but an even more inspiring person.”

Read the feature in full here: premierguitar.com/articles/25587-john-5-wired-inspired
Subscribe to Premier Guitar here: shop.premierguitar.com

Photo by Stephanie Cabral


[Interview] John 5 talks to the Huffington Post: “I appreciate and love music so much. This album is really who I am”.

One of the last dates on the Season of the Witch tour saw John 5 returning to his home state of Michigan. Ahead of that show he had a chat with the Huffington Post.

As much as his collaborations have varied, his own solo material runs the gamut even more displaying influences of everything from heavy metal and hard rock all the way to country and bluegrass.

Recently, John 5 released his solo project Season of the Witch, an album he rolled out in an interesting fashion by releasing music videos first before any of the actual music. I got to chat with John 5 recently about growing up in Michigan, why he took that route releasing his music, and the differences in making his own music compared writing for others.”

To read the interview in full, please go here: huffingtonpost.com/entry/famed-guitarist-john-5-talks-of-times-growing-up-in_us


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Long Island Pulse: “I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart.”

John 5 Rob Fenn

On April 7, John 5 and The Creatures will be taking their Season of the Witch tour to Blackthorn 51 in Queens. Ahead of that show John 5 chatted to the Long Island Pulse about how he tackles the different styles of music he plays: “I did heavy stuff, western swing…the album goes in all different styles of music. It’s a lot of fun. There’s a little something for everybody. That’s just who I am—I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart. I think fans really latch onto that.”

They also talk about his new album Season of the Witch and some of the people he has worked with over the years.

To read the interview in full, go here: http://lipulse.com/2017/03/23/john-5-metal-meets-western-swing/

To get your tickets and meets and greets for the show, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/


[Interview] “It is not even work to me. I am so lucky to be doing what I am doing” – John 5 speaks to Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

From Tattoo.com:

One of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, John 5, has made his rounds throughout the industry and blessed our ears with an unconventional skill level that is felt by coming generations of new musicians and every dose of thunder in the realm of all things heavy metal. Transporting listeners and concertgoers into a dimension of transcendence over snarling riffs and an all-out intensity that is felt deep within your core, the John 5 & The Creatures frontrunner and Rob Zombie guitarist has made a real statement of intent with an identity laced with originality. I caught up with John to discuss the upcoming release of ‘Season of the Witch’, getting tattooed at Sunset Strip Tattoo, balancing artistic mediums, and more.”

Read the interview here: tattoo.com/blog/exclusive-interview-john-5


Music Mania Podcast interviews John 5

John 5 Music Mania Podcast

Ahead of the release of the new album “Season of the WitchMusic Mania had John 5 on their podcast to chat about the new album, touring with Rob Zombie, working with David Lee Roth, Rob Halford, Marilyn Manson and much much more.

You can also download the podcast for free on iTunes – click this link: http://smarturl.it/MusicManiaJ5int to be taken to your countries iTunes store.


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Ultimate Guitar

John 5

Ahead of the March 3 release of his new album Season of the Witch, and a huge tour across the US with The Creatures, John 5 called in to have a chat with Ultimate-Guitar.com about the new album, his Telecaster collection, the gear he owns and uses and how he has embraced the YouTube era.

To read the interview in full, go here: ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/exclusive_interview_with_john_5.


[Interview] John 5 talks to TV of The Lost

TV of the Lost John 5 Interview

Check out this great interview with John 5 while he was in Germany for his recent John 5 and The Creatures tour. In this Eye To Eye interview with TV of the Lost, John 5 talks about song writing, reminisces about touring in Germany with previous groups, and much more.

Enjoy!


Anti-Hero Magazine interviews John 5

John 5 Rob Fenn

John 5 Rob Fenn

John 5 flies out to the UK today to get ready to start his European tour with his band The Creatures. This side-project has garnered a lot of critical praise during shows across America and now for the first time John takes that show across the globe.

Ahead of the tour, John chatted with Anti-Hero Magazine about his career, his obsessions, his latest projects and more. Speaking about John 5, Anti-Hero Magazine say; “His new musical project, the Creatures, allows him to showcase his ability and virtuosity on his instrument in a different environment and musical structure.”

Read the full interview here: antiheromagazine.com/interview-john-5/

To see the full list of dates for The Creatures and get ticket and meet and greet purchase links, go here: TOUR DATES


See John 5 in “Hired Gun” documentary

John 5 Hired Gun Documentary

John 5 Hired Gun Documentary

Check out this brand new documentary – Hired Gun – which takes a look at the “unique fraternity of musicians that possess uncommon musical ability, but who made a conscious decision to make a living playing music in relative obscurity.”

The documentary features in it’s extensive line-up, John 5 – who has worked with Dave Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Meatloaf, Rod Stewart – to name but a few – and is  interviewed – along with friend and front-man Rob Zombie.

Find out more: http://www.hiredgunthefilm.com


FOR AUCTION: Personal John 5 guitar signed by John 5, Rob Zombie & friends for the Ruben Velasco Legacy Fund

John 5 guitar auction Ruben

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As many of you will recall, a few months ago, John 5’s good friend Ruben Valesco – also his guitar tech on many tours – passed away after a valiant fight against stage 4 cancer. Since then the Ruben Velasco Legacy Fund has been set up in honor of him and his love of protecting the health and safety of animals.

John 5 has given away this very personal gift to the charity to be auctioned – a gold Squier Telecaster named “Son of Goldie” (in reference to his main gold Telecaster people see him with) and has got a bunch of friends to sign it too.

This was his personal instrument for many years, played on stage while on tour with Rob Zombie. Several marks on the guitar show the instrument’s well-worn patina and recall his frenetic head-banging style. Accompanying its authentic marks are autographs from his fellow musicians: Rob Zombie, Billy Idol, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), and John 5 himself.

This rare piece of music memorabilia is a vision in gold, and comes with a matching headstock, hardware, and a mirrored pickguard. Sales from this guitar will benefit The Fur and Feather Animal Sanctuary and Ruben’s Legacy.

You can bid for it here: ifonly.com/music/squier-telecaster-guitar-signedjohn-5-rob-zombie

Auctions ends end of September.


J5: “when I get up on stage, I want to entertain the people. I really want to give them a show”

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John t

During the recent break for the Return of the Dreads tour, John 5 spoke to Korea Guitar about the new Rob Zombie album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, about working with KISS legend Ace Frehley, how he came up with his signature make-up look and why he chooses Telecaster as he his axe weapon of choice.

To read the interview in full, go here: koreaguitar1.wordpress.com/john-5-interview/


Listen to John 5 on Full Metal Jackie

John 5 Full Metal Jackie

John 5 Full Metal Jackie

John 5 recently was a featured guest on KLOS-FM’s WHIPLASH with Full Metal Jackie. The show was recorded before John 5 went on tour with Rob Zombie for the Return of the Dreads tour.

They talk about 5’s work with other artists, including what it’s like working with Marilyn Manson and Dave Lee Roth. He also talks about the new Rob Zombie album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser and the sadness of not been able to work with Prince.

He also talks John 5 and The Creatures.

Listen now: 955klos.com/2016/08/09/listen-to-a-podcast-of-john-5-from-last-nights-whiplash-with-full-metal-jackie/*

*Please note this is not a live show but a podcast of the recent show.


John 5 interview: “I love a challenge”

John 5 rob zombie

John 5 rob zombie

Before going on his March tour with The Creatures, John 5 conducted an interview with Reverb.com*. In it he chats “about his writing relationship with Rob Zombie, the particulars of his signature guitar and what hundreds of guitars are in his collection“.

To read the interview in full, go to: reverb.com/interview-john-5

interview published after the tour


The Music Room interviews John 5

John 5 art by Phantom Fox

John 5 art by Phantom Fox

John 5 talks about upcoming projects with Rob Zombie and Ace Frehley with The Music Room.  The interview took place before the John 5 and The Creatures show earlier this month at The Southgate House.

To read the interview in full: musicroom.me/john-5-juggling-chainsaws/


John 5 discusses solo, Zombie, touring and Roth

John 5 Music Junkie Press

John 5 Music Junkie Press

Before setting out on the latest Creatures tour, John 5 had a chat with BestRocklist.com. In this interview, he discusses and expands on a range of topics, including why he is releasing a new video and digital single each month this year, what working on the new Zombie album has been like, meeting the fans, and his recent collaborations with Dave Lee Roth and his hero Ace Frehley.

To read the interview in full, go here: bestrocklist.com/interview-john-5


J5 TALKS SOLO TOUR, NEW ZOMBIE RECORD, & MORE WITH Pittsburgh Music Mag

John 5 Rob Fenn

John 5 and The Creatures will be embarking on a tour this coming March. It comes on top of what will be three single releases this year (Black Grass Plague in Jan, Behind The Nut Love in Feb and Making Monsters in March). Ahead of that tour, and ahead of an appearance in Pittsburgh, John 5 had a chat with the Pittsburgh Music Magazine to discuss the tour, the next Rob Zombie album, his relationship with Zombie and more.

To rad the interview in it’s entirety, go to: pittsburghmusicmagazine.com/2016/02/15/john-5


John 5 donates Zombie tour stage outfit to the Benefit for Tony Macalpine

Benefit for Tony MacAlpine John 5

Benefit for Tony MacAlpine John 5

John 5 has donated his stage outfit to be auctioned as part of the Benefit for Tony MacAlpine.

John wore this on the most recent Rob Zombie 2014-2015 tours, and has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.

Speaking about the decision to donate, John says; “I’m putting up my stage outfit to help raise money for my good friend Tony MacAlpines Cancer fund. I wore this outfit for hundreds of shows it’s in tons of pictures happy bidding.”

The outfit will be auctioned on eBay from December 12, 2015, Pacific Time and will end December 19. You can find out more, here: http://www.tonymacalpine.com/benefitfortony/john-5/

John 5 will be joining Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Billy Sheehan and a host of other musicians as a benefit concert, this Saturday in LA. Find out more here: john-5.com/j5-signs-up-for-benefit-show/

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[Watch] Capital Chaos TV interviews John 5

John 5 Capital Chaos

John 5 Capital Chaos

John 5 recently sat down with Capital Chaos TV to discuss his own career as well as working with Rob Zombie.

I’m lucky to be doing what I’m doing; it’s a true gift“.

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John 5: “I just really enjoy having a guitar around me and being involved with really good musicians.”

John 5 and The Creatures fall 2015

John 5 and The Creatures fall 2015

Broken Records Online chat with John 5 about touring, why he picked Doyle as his first choice touring partner (“[he’s a] real life superhero“), what defines music for John 5 and how he lights the creative spark.

They also talk about why he created a “Greatest Hits” album and what shaped his career – including speaking about length about his time in Marilyn Manson and his continued work with Rob Zombie; “I’m a sponge.  There’s a reason why Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are so successful.  They’re making the right decisions.  They understand what’s going on.”

This is a really interesting interview.  Enjoy: brokenrecordsonline.com/interviews/john-5


John 5 speaks to the Phoenix New Times: “Always create. Always try to improve.”

John 5 Phoenix New Times Alfred Nitsch

John 5 Phoenix New Times Alfred Nitsch

John 5 speaks to the Phoenix New Times about not getting bored; “How could I ever get bored?” he laughs. “There’s too many crazy and innovative things I’m trying to do“; whether he might burn out with how busy he is: “It’s a very true thing, but I don’t ever notice it,” and about scoring the new Rob Zombie movie 31.

John 5 also talks about his next instrumental record for which he is already 5 songs in and Alice Cooper.

To read the interview in full, go here: phoenixnewtimes.com/john-5s-upcoming-solo-record


[LISTEN] John 5 talks to GuitCast about music business, his new solo album, new videos and much more

John 5 Guitcast

John 5 Guitcast

A great new podcast from GuitCast.com with John 5 as he chats about the music business, his new solo album, new videos, Greatest Hits CD, live DVD, national solo tour and a new Rob Zombie album already mixed and mastered.

He also teases about a new solo album. “For an album title he’s leaning towards “Making Monsters”, based on the idea of the old Aurora monster kits. He says the album will be another instrumental album stating “I already have a singer…he’s [Rob Zombie] about as good as it gets”. Backing up John on the new album will be Ian Ross on bass guitar and Rodger Carter on drums.”

To listen to podcast, go to: guitcast.com/episode-39-john-5


John 5; “inspiration is one of the most important things you can have…it will change someone’s life forever”

John 5 Rob Fenn

The brand new and very first Greatest Hits album from John 5, will come out digitally on Oct 31.  You will be able to purchase a physical copy from the store in November complete with a DVD of one of the John 5 and The Creatures shows from earlier this year.

The Creatures will be back on the road with special guest Doyle in November.

In the meantime, read this great interview with John 5 from AXS.com in which John talks about his influences, the importance of influences in music, how he approaches song-writing and much more.

Read the interview in full: axs.com/john-5-talks-inspiration-and-greatest-hits


John 5 speaks to Guitar International; “Learning is my Drug and Inspiration Drives Me!”

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Guitar International interviews John 5 – “one of the hardest working musicians on the planet” – as he readies himself for another John 5 and The Creatures tour, with special guest Doyle. John 5 is also set to release his first Greatest Hits album, and the three new tracks that will be featured on that album; “Behind the Nut,” “Mad Monster Party,” and “The Black Grass Plague”.

To read the interview in full, go to: guitarinternational.com/john-5-learning-is-my-drug